A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Torrey Pines High School is an elite, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,601 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Telephone
(858) 755-0125
Website

Torrey Pines High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1330
432 responses
Average ACT
30
353 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Football games
    20%
  • Sporting events
    14%
  • Art show
    12%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Theatre
    10%
  • Football, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, surfin
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,601
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,553
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,094/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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The school was top notch academically, however the diversity was poor. The Jocks and cheerleaders were popular while the drama kids were considered wack. The teachers and support network of this high school was absolutley perfect. Living within walking distance of the school and the beach had its perks-everyday was paradise which made it quite easy to excell!
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Torrey Pines is a great overall high school, but it has many areas to improve on. Academically, students are too focused on competition and not actual learning. The use of tutors and college consulting services only feeds into the mindset of competition over education. Culturally, Torrey Pines is filled with micro-aggression toward minorities and is sometimes disrespectful. Many of its students have been living in the Carmel Valley bubble and don't know how to be a decent human being in the 21st century. The school also lacks support for the arts; the music department has students sell coffee and tea every year to keep the program going. There needs to be funding allocated for music, art, and academic programs.
I wish the social life wasn't so very cliquey! Amazing sports and challenging academics, paired with incredible teachers, makes for a very good high school in a beautiful location (only ten minutes from the beach). The Falcons clubs aren't advertized much but they do exist and the newspaper is very good.